On 28 June a Change of Command took place at CSU Ramstein, to honor the outgoing Commander, Colonel Jeffrey A. Sorrell, who is leaving after only two years in post due to national duties.
COL Sorrell joined NCI Agency 26 June 2014. He quickly became a very popular commander within the CSU, due to his technical skills and personnel focused leadership, combined with a good sense of humor. During his two years at CSU Ramstein COL Sorrell has been active in the implementation and integration of Air Command and Control System (ACCS) and Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) at HQ AIRCOM, and been an AirC2 coordination leader within the AirC2 community, as well as leading the CSU through restructuring phases whilst delivering several projects and supporting exercises.
The US Air Force now required his capabilities back home, and COL Sorrell will take up duty as Vice Wing Commander for 17th Training Wing at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas.
The Change of Command was attended by General Manager Gijsbers and Brigadier General Tomaiuolo, together with RSM Murphy and SGM Hyatt from NCI Agency. We were honored to have HQ AIRCOM represented by Major General Siegmann, Air Commodore Millington and COL Ciero.
All staff at CSU Ramstein would like to thank COL Sorrell for his good leadership, and wish him all the best for his future career.
The CSU also had the opportunity to welcome back Lieutenant Colonel Schaefer as the new Commander CSU Ramstein. LTCOL Schaefer was previously Deputy Commander for NATO CIS Services Agency (NCSA) Sector Ramstein. He will fill the post until COL Johnson US Air Force joins later in the summer.